Given that the Christian celebration of Easter is a remembrance of the resurrection of Jesus, should not the holiday be on the same date as the supposed original event, that is, three days after the crucifixion?
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I appreciate your very honest answer and impressions, Annie. I think that Alancaster149's explanation is closer to reality than some of the others.
It does vary due to the lunar cycle, similar to the system that dictates when Passover's timing.
Which is to suggest the holiday and the event is supposedly honors are both arbitrary and established by clerics after the fact.
Ah, okay. Well, I can see what you mean about the holiday, but the event? What bearing does the particulars about how/when the holiday is celebrated, or even how it was devised, have on the legitimacy of the event?
Interesting since Easter originally was a pagan rite predating both Christianity and Judaism.
Easter by name wasn't a pagan rite. The celebration of the earth is what you must be referring to. It certainly wasn't called Easter.
"The name 'Easter' originated with the names of an ancient Goddess and God. The Venerable Bede, (672-735 CE.) a Christian scholar, first asserted in his book De Ratione Temporum that Easter was named after Eostre (a.k.a. Eastre). She was the Great Mo
Thank you for that info. Jim.